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Simone Zeefuik is an Amsterdam based writer, cultural programmer and organizer whose work centres around on representation, inclusivity and social justice. She focuses on Africentred perspectives, decolonizing knowledge institutes, digital archives and movements against the illegalizing of the so-called undocumented members of the Afro-Dutch communities. Artistically, her main interests are films, literature and theatre. As part of the first ‘class’ of Amsterdam’s Bijlmer Parktheater representatives in the Nieuwe Stukken (New Pieces) project, Zeefuik wrote Nour, a play about a woman lead, Afro-Dutch party making its way to the Dutch House of Parliament. Together with Richard Kofi (visual artist and her partner-in-programming at Bijlmer Parktheater) she initiated and hosts the podcast Project Wiaspora.
Her others commitments include being a teacher at Zawdie Sandvliet’s Afro-Dutch Studies course and a lecturer at Amsterdam’s Sandberg Institute. Zeefuik often collaborates with the Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC) and she enjoys being a freelancer.
Projects and digital archives she:
– Initiated: Literary platform RE:Definition (2008 – 2013), #RewriteTheInstitute , Blaccupy and the Topple Dem Statues-workshop series.
– Co-initiated: #UndocumentedNL , DecolonizeTheMuseum and speakers’ platform Soapbox (2010-2012).